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When using Herbs, Essential oils or other Botanicals it’s important to understand the terms often used to describe them.

Analgesic; Relives pain.

Antidepressant; Used to treat depression, anxiety and chronic pain.

Antimicrobial; Inhibits the growth and or kills microorganisms such as bacteria and antifungals.


Antiseptic; Inhibits microorganisms

Astringent; Causes skin, blood vessels to contract

Bactericidal; This is a disinfectant, antiseptic, antibiotic and kills bacteria.

Carminative; helps to prevent and expel gas in the intestines, also helps with the absorption of nutrients, improves weak digestion from anxiety also relieves spasms and pain.

Cholagogue; Increases the flow of bile.


Diuretic; Helps with the the production and secretion of urine.

Emollient; used to soften and soothe the skin.




Germicide; Destroys germs and worms.


Nervine; Calms, reduces stress and anxiety.